15-11 Sudden Illness - Sudden Illness Sudden Illness Sudden...

Info iconThis preview shows pages 1–8. Sign up to view the full content.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Sudden Illness
Background image of page 1

Info iconThis preview has intentionally blurred sections. Sign up to view the full version.

View Full DocumentRight Arrow Icon
Sudden Illness Sudden Illness can occur in any individual At times difficult to determine exact illness being experienced by the victim However, by knowing signs and symptoms of major disorders you may be able to provide appropriate first aid Obtain information from victim and look for identifying factors such as medical alert bracelets or necklaces or medical information cards
Background image of page 2
Heart Attack Heart Attack Also called coronary thrombosis, coronary occlusion or myocardial infarction (MI) May occur when one of the coronary arteries supplying blood to heart is blocked If attack is severe, victim may die If heart stops beating, CPR must be started
Background image of page 3

Info iconThis preview has intentionally blurred sections. Sign up to view the full version.

View Full DocumentRight Arrow Icon
Heart Attack Signs and symptoms vary depending on amount of heart damage Severe painful pressure under sternum with pain radiating to shoulders, arms, neck and jaw Intense shortness of breath Skin, especially by lips and nailbeds, becomes pale or cyanotic (bluish) in color Victim weak but anxious and apprehensive Nausea and/or vomiting Diaphoresis or excessive perspiration Loss of consciousness may occur
Background image of page 4
Heart Attack First aid care Encourage victim to relax and reassure victim constantly Position in a comfortable position to relieve pain and assist breathing Watch for signs of shock and treat as needed Avoid unnecessary stress and excessive movement Obtain medical help ASAP
Background image of page 5

Info iconThis preview has intentionally blurred sections. Sign up to view the full version.

View Full DocumentRight Arrow Icon
Cerebrovascular Accident (CVA) Cerebrovascular Accident (CVA) Also called stroke, apoplexy or cerebral thrombosis Causes Formation of a clot in cerebral artery to brain Hemorrhage from a blood vessel in the brain
Background image of page 6
Cerebrovascular Accident (CVA) Signs and symptoms vary depending on part of brain affected Numbness or paralysis (usually hemiplegia paralysis on one side of body) Pupils of eyes are unequal in size Mental confusion and slurred speech Nausea and vomiting Difficulty in breathing and swallowing Loss of consciousness
Background image of page 7

Info iconThis preview has intentionally blurred sections. Sign up to view the full version.

View Full DocumentRight Arrow Icon
Image of page 8
This is the end of the preview. Sign up to access the rest of the document.

Page1 / 27

15-11 Sudden Illness - Sudden Illness Sudden Illness Sudden...

This preview shows document pages 1 - 8. Sign up to view the full document.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Ask a homework question - tutors are online